We have a problem with killing off games - Pirates coach

We have a problem with killing off games - Pirates coach
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Sep 13, 2017. 16:00

Orlando Pirates need to solve the problem of ‘killing off the game’ said coach Milutin Sredojevic in the wake of their narrow 1-0 win over Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday.

The Buccaneers edged the Urban Warriors in an Absa Premiership clash at Orlando Stadium, with Bernard Morrison’s early goal proving to be the difference.

However, Pirates missed several good chances to add to their advantage - and had two goals ruled out in the second half - leaving the Serbian coach somewhat frustrated despite the positive result.

"We entered this game with the intention to win the game. We opened the game at the right time and then we have that problem of killing off the game," Sredojevic told SuperSport cameras.

"We had two goals disallowed, anyhow we need to respect what has been decided. I want to give credit to the players for everything here, they really respected the badge and the jersey.

"Unfortunately we couldn't score more, but we won the match and we are looking forward to improve a lot because it has been international break, when you come back, we have 11 days for four matches and winning could be an injection of motivation for players to continue to pick up the points to put Orlando Pirates where it belongs."

The Buccaneers will return to league action this weekend when they face Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

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